Trump signs order withdrawing US from Trans-Pacific trade deal

Published: January 23, 2017
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US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 23, 2017.  PHOTO: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 23, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, following through on a promise from his campaign last year.

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In an Oval Office ceremony, Trump also signed an order imposing a federal hiring freeze and a directive banning US non-governmental organizations receive federal funding from providing abortions abroad.

Trump called the TPP order a “great thing for the American worker.”

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  • curious2
    Jan 24, 2017 - 6:56AM

    Your not going to see anymore mega/multi-national trade deals approved by American Congress until the American public regains it’s confidence that American negotiator know what they are doing. Obama, Bush, Clinton were terrible negotiators – maybe Trump will be better. Recommend

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